Yeah, Fortnite’s heavy shotgun is a little OP…
Remember the double-pump pandemic that swept through Fortnite a few months ago? Yeah, that was a little broken and meant pretty much any close-range battle you got in would be decided on who had double pumps.
However, thankfully that was nerfed, and it allowed the rest of us mere mortals to stand a chance. That was until this past Thursday when the heavy shotgun was introduced to the game.
The new Heavy Shotgun can be used as "double pump" pic.twitter.com/8nyo4rA8aK
— Fortnite Vids 🎥 (@FortniteHaha) March 22, 2018
Unfortunately, the guys over at Epic forgot to add a mechanic. If you have two of the new shotguns, you can still switch between them extremely quickly and fire two shots before opponents have finished scratching their nuts.
Now, this has become a bit of an issue, especially with just how powerful the weapon is already. It has crazy range and damage, as well as an incredibly fast fire rate.
As you can imagine, plenty of people are annoyed at not only the effectiveness of a single weapon, but because having two of them seems a little game breaking.
Here is what people are saying on twitter about how broken the Fortnite heavy shotgun is.
Double heavy shotgun is so broken, please fix! #Fortnite
— Jammax (@Jammax_) March 24, 2018
@OMGitsAliA the double heavy shotgun is so broken omg you need to try it
— Thomas‼️ (@itsthomas443) March 23, 2018
@EpicGames @FortniteGame WHY would you add another broken shotgun after all the hate over the double-pump?!? Fix the heavy so it has to re-chamber after every shot! It shouldn't magically reload by switching to another gun and back!!!!
— TRUTH still MATTERS (@BrandanTaylor5) March 23, 2018
What? @FortniteGame heavy shotgun? With increased range… when the current shotguns are such broken POS already?
— Chomping at the 8bit (@Chomping8bit) March 21, 2018
— Sublimechild (@sublimechild420) March 25, 2018
Double heavy shotgun is so cheesy 😆 OP
— Tehrminated 💀 (@Tehrminatr) March 24, 2018
The Heavy Shotgun is so OP lmao
— EDM 🙂 (@VaderTheAlpaca) March 24, 2018